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"Poisonous" does not mean deadly. Some manifestations of toxicity are subtle. The dose, as always, determines if a plant is safe source of nutrients or a toxic hazard.

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BRIEF: Is Mountain Laurel poisonous to elk?

I am thinking of raising elk but I need to know if Mountain laurel is poisonous to elk.


I don't know. I believe that some of the Whitetails in New York are resistant to members of that genus and family, but they co-evolved with those species. Elk are from elsewhere, so it would not be logical to assume they are safe.